Global Political Islam

  • Jihadist Networks Inside Turkey Threaten Regional Stability

    April 12, 2017

    The Islamic State (IS) is the kingmaker in a complex network of jihadist groups which have consolidated their physical and online activities in Turkey, as that country's tacit support for Islamist extremism has created opportunities for domestic terror attacks and for Turkey to be used as a platform for threatening regional security in the Mideast and Europe.

  • China‚Äôs Counter-Extremist Measures May Boost Terrorist Recruiting

    April 12, 2017

    Chinese government officials legalized a broad spectrum of social and religious restrictions on the country's large Uighur Muslim minority as a policy for countering the spread of Islamist extremism, but human rights organizations warn that the repression may catalyze Islamist radicalization among Uighurs.

  • Russia Arrests IS Sympathizers Suspected in St. Petersburg Bombing

    April 12, 2017

    After identifying the main suspect in the suicide bombing of the St. Petersburg metro as a Russian passport-holder from Kyrgyzstan, a poor Central Asian country with high recruitment levels for Islamist extremist movements, Russian security officials arrested seven Central Asian migrants suspected in the metro terror attack as Islamic State (IS) sympathizers and accomplices.

  • OIC Chief Celebrates First Decade of Islamophobia Observatory

    April 12, 2017

    The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) lauded the 10-year anniversary of the OIC's Islamophobia Observatory, calling on an OIC Expert Group meeting in Istanbul to support the Observatory's continuing mission to “monitor Islamophobia” and “take necessary counter-measures” to “project Islam's true values” and “empower Muslim countries” worldwide.

  • German Minister Calls for EU "Hate Speech" Fines

    April 05, 2017

    AP reports that, as the German Government advanced legislation imposing fines of up to 50 million euros on social media platforms that do not rapidly remove what authorities determine is "hate speech" or fake news, German Justice Minister Heiko Maas argued that the EU must take up similar measures to make them effective.

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